The Best Clean Cooking Oils

We unveil the best oils for all your clean-cooking needs, from fats for roasting meats and vegetables to finishers you can drizzle over salad dressings and desserts.
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Good Fats

Clean Eating stands behind minimally processed oils such as extra-virgin olive oil (EVOO) and coconut oil rather than processed, refined vegetable oils. Here’s a primer to some of our favorite go-tos:

1. LOW-HEAT OIL
Slow-roasted, lightly filtered and bold flavored, La Tourangelle Toasted Pumpkin Seed Oil is a good source of zinc, magnesium and vitamins A and E. $17, latourangelle.com

2. THE REAL DEAL
Containing 30% more disease-fighting polyphenols than any other EVOO, Olitalia Trenta +30 Extra Virgin Olive Oil is sourced from specially selected olive trees in Italy and Spain. $17, olitalia.com

3. ALGAE GOODNESS
Don’t let the name fool you – Thrive Culinary Algae Oil is a monounsaturated fat with a neutral taste and the capacity to sear, sauté or bake up to 485°F. $15, thrivealgae.com for where to buy

4. ALL-AROUND OIL
Rich in vitamin E and the heart-protective plant sterol known as beta-sitosterol, Chosen Foods 100% Pure Avocado Oil boasts a smoke point of 500°F. $13, chosenfoods.com

5. BUTTER UP
With Barlean’s Butter-Flavored Organic Coconut Oil, you get all the medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs) of coconut oil but with a dairy-free buttery flavor that’s sourced from botanical extracts. $14.50 per 16 oz, barleans.com for where to buy

6. HABITAT FRIENDLY
Sustainably made in Ecuador, Nutiva Organic Red Palm Oil has a rich texture that makes it ideal for soups, sautés and sauces. $10 per 15 oz, nutiva.com